I hope you had a great holiday season. It flew by quickly for me, and now that it's over, welcome to 2022 and welcome to the not-so-fun part of winter. That is if you are a Northeastern U.S. resident like me and not a fan of cold weather, snow, ice, and outside winter activities.

But, I'm prepared as much as I can be for whatever Mother Nature throws at us this season. Fortunately, it's been mild up to this point, but January through March can and I'm guessing will be throwing us a typical northeast winter.

I've got my snow removal tools ready to go. For Christmas, I received new gloves and a hat that claim to keep me warm while I'm clearing snow from my driveway into my neighbor's lawn. Oops, I didn't really mean that...or did I?

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But, there's always the opportunity to take a break from our winter doldrums with a getaway somewhere where the sun is shining and the temperatures are in the 70s and 80s.

If you were given the opportunity, meaning you could go on vacation anywhere warm during the winter for a week, all expenses paid, where would you go? It could be anywhere on the planet. And there are many places I can think of to get away from winter for a week.

The choice to make would be tough for me, but I did come up with five picks for a mid-winter vacation, as long as someone else is picking up the tab. Bon Voyage!

Warm Places To Vacation In Winter

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